Large new park planned for Stanley Street in St Ives

Published on 30 July 2021

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The new park will be the latest in a series of green spaces created through Ku-ring-gai Council’s award-winning Open Space Acquisition Policy.

The Stanley Street area to the east of St Ives centre has been identified as a high priority area for a new park, due to the growth in young families living there.

Stanley Street is also next to Bedes Forest, an existing Council reserve on the corner of Yarrabung Road and College Crescent, St Ives. 

Bedes Forest is almost 5000sqm in size, but due to its heavily wooded nature its use as a park for recreation by families is limited.

The Council has found the solution by combining Bedes Forest with the new park area created through the acquisition of three private properties in Stanley Street. 

The Council first identified the three properties back in 2010 and recently concluded negotiations to allow the acquisition of all three to go ahead.

The three properties will be progressively demolished, making the new park nearly 8000 square metres in size and one of the largest in Ku-ring-gai. 

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said that plans for the new park include an open and sunny grassed area with cycling and walking paths, a playground and other facilities such as toilets and picnic settings.

“The idea is to have a really inviting park that everyone can enjoy.”

Mayor Anderson said that COVID-19 permitting, she expected community consultation on a design for the new park would start within the next few weeks.

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council 9424 0982.

 

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